pole hose has low pressure

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by sean smith, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. sean smith

    sean smith Newcomer
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    hi,
    i am experiencing much lower water pressure coming from the reel hose. its coming out of my filter system at high pressure
    but when i attach the reel hose it comes out at a much lower pressure
    cant see any blockages.
    its a smaller diameter hose so i would have thought that would make it even higher pressure.
    any ideas?
    thanks,
    sean
     
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  2. Eric Gilliand

    Eric Gilliand Well-Known Member
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    The smaller diameter plus length equals higher resistance and less flow...
     
  3. Marko067

    Marko067 Well-Known Member
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    Hi Sean, I think you may be confusing volume with pressure. Low pressure can push a considerable volume of water down a large bore hose say 1" hose. My transfer pump is low pressure but can throw water maybe 15 feet down my garden from a 1" hose totally flooding it in seconds. However, connect it to a 6mm hose and all you get is a dribble.
    You need a low volume high pressure pump to get water down a small hose in enough volume to clean windows. something like a Sureflo 5l/min 100psi.
     
  4. sean smith

    sean smith Newcomer
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  5. sean smith

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    hi eric,
    thanks for your help.
    much appreciated,
    sean
     
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